This Week in 90’s Wrestling: March 1st-7th

MARCH 7

1992

Rip Rogers announced that he would do squats for the entire hour of SMW television to show himself to be the most fit guy in the territory. Tim Horner bet $500 that he could not pull this off and later kicked the chair out from under him at 59:30 in a series of segments that read better than they actually were.

The build to WrestleMania VIII was underway on WWF Superstars, as Ric Flair produced pictures of himself with Miss Elizabeth and alleged to Randy Savage, “She was mine before she was yours.”

1993

WAR and New Japan held a loaded joint show at Korakuen Hall which drew a sellout 2,200 fans. While the show was never released commercially, a fan in the stands used a camcorder to capture the action. The best match of the night saw El Samurai face Ultimo Dragon in a ****1/2 match that was in the top handful of career matches for both men. Koki Kitahara also faced Kuniaki Kobayashi in a ***1/4 match and in the main event, Shinya Hashimoto and Michiyoshi Ohara faced Ashura Hara and Ricky Fuyuki in a **** match.

1994

The USWA headlined a Memphis Memories card at Mid South Coliseum with a ***1/4 10-way elimination match involving Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Valiant, Brian Christopher, Austin Idol, Terry Funk, Tommy Rich, Moondog Spot, Koko B. Ware, Eddie Gilbert and Doug Gilbert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aupDHiKw8c

1995

New Japan Pro Wrestling held a card in Ishikawa which included a wild **** match where Masa Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan faced Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki.

1998

ECW held a house show in Revere, MA, which included a ***1/2 match between Shane Douglas and 2 Cold Scorpio.

1999

Onita Pro held a card at Korakuen Hall where Atsushi Onita and Masato Tanaka faced Yukihiro Kanemura and Shoji Nakamaki in a ***3/4 no rope barbed wire street fight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSB52becsvU

Kurt Angle made his first appearance on WWF television, defending America’s honor in a throwaway segment with Tiger Ali Singh.

In The “To Watch” Queue:

Akira Hokuto vs Bat Yoshinaga (AJW 03/07/91)

Steve Austin vs Barry Windham (WCW Worldwide 03/07/92)

Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbyszko vs Brian Pillman, Tom Zenk & Marcus Bagwell (WCW Saturday Night 03/07/92)